The part by Lucchino about having no intention to redo the seats so that they actually face the field was disappointing to read.
As for sections 3, 4 and 5, Lucchino said, “They’ve been around since 1934 and I suppose it’s architecturally possible to do something different with them, but you end up losing a significant number of seats if you do that. And given the demand for Red Sox [team stats] tickets, and then what is a 70-year history for those seats, there are no plans to adjust those seats.”
70-year history for those seats? Is he serious? That Lucchino really can be tone-deaf sometimes.
I was really expecting that they would redo the seating in the bowl. The entire lower section, not just sections 3, 4 and 5. ...
Sure, save it until last, after they’ve added enough seats elsewhere to somewhat offset the number they’d lose in the process. But to have no intention of turning and widening the seats is a big letdown. The concourses and bathrooms are great and all, but where are we spending most of our time in the ballpark?
Wait, that’s not the point, is it? To keep the seats so uncomfortable that you’ll keep getting up and…buying things?! No, no, no. I can’t believe that. Maybe that’s Larry’s thought process, but I don’t think John Henry is that bad.